Feb 12, 2018
Cumulative testing enhances long-term learning, preparing students for final exams, later courses, and professional careers. The genetic code of others also influences our biological traits. Screencasts help students with course tools in this digital age.
Kevin shares his experience of using cumulative
testing to strengthen long-term learning.
Use video walk-throughs to help students navigate your digital course platforms.
Sometimes other people's genes influence an individual's biological traits.
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(2:20) A recent article in Science explores the idea the genomes of parents and others can affect traits—not just the genes within the individual's genome. This concept of "genetic nurture" expands the notion of the measurable biological influences of genes.
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(8:14) In this age of digital teaching and learning, we must be able to help our students navigate their digital platforms: learning management systems, adaptive learning platforms, college/department/course websites, and more. Brief narrated video walkthroughs (screencasts) are simple and quick ways to provide clear guidance to individuals and whole classes.
(13:13) In the featured segment, Kevin shares his case story of using cumulative testing to strengthen long-term learning in his course. Using an easy method of adding a few questions from prior tests to each test and exam, Kevin was able to better prepare his students for the comprehensive final exam. And hopefully carry the essential concepts of A&P forward into future courses and careers.
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